- It's always nice to have the opportunity to score a penalty and it's definitely nice to win as well, said Bäckström after the match and continued:

- That's all that counts.

To keep rubbing.

Washington's two other goals were scored by Alex Ovechkin in the first period and in the third period Swedish Marcus Johansson scored the second assisted by Nicklas Bäckström.

Marcus Johansson was satisfied after the win and hopeful for more.

- I think we played a good match.

We want to get back in the winning hole and line up some wins now, he said.

Rasmus Dahlin also had a good day at work.

The Swedish defense star played in two of Buffalo's goals in the 3-2 win against Winnipeg, breaking his personal NHL scoring record.

The 22-year-old is now up to 55 points (14 goals and 41 assists) in 47 games played.

His previous record is from last year when he scored 53 points in 80 games.

He is currently 20th in the NHL's scoring list.

Among the defenders, only compatriot Erik Karlsson (64) scored more points.